Tech & society

What oversight?

Don’t you love having democracy as a beta tester?

Buried amid the controversy swirling around Diebold electronic voting equipment in California is this gem:

According to the Oakland Tribune:

State rules say local governments can use entire, experimental voting systems without state approval.

Diebold’s attorneys were trying to use this loophole to justify the uncertified code used in machines during the spring primary. There should be a decision this week on the future of these machines in California.

Oakland Tribune (20 Apr)

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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